Miles Over the Moon - 2020 race cancelled

Annual Miles Over the Moon 4 mile Road Race - A “Midsummer Night” Run

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership of Wicked Running Club has made the difficult decision to cancel Miles Over The Moon for this year. While we are all disappointed, we do not believe we can meet our obligations to hold a successful and safe event given the circumstances. Thank you for your interest and support of MOTM, we hope to return in 2021 to hold the 10th running of this great twilight event. Registered runners will receive refunds of their entry fees.

That being said, we would like the entire North Shore Running Community to know that WRC has taken on a new mission in these challenging times. We are actively promoting our message of fitness, personal accountability and community by holding a series of virtual events. You are all welcome and encouraged to join us! Please subscribe to our Facebook pages for information on these events. It is our desire to recognize MOTM 2020 virtually in July as part of this series.

In addition, for club members we continue our benefits of remote workouts by our award-winning club coach, Fernando Braz. If you are interested in learning more about this or WRC, please don’t hesitate to contact our membership director Sandi Dalton at

Once again, thank you for your support of MOTM.




We want to remind all runners about the following:

  • Please wear bright, reflective clothing on race night.
  • The streets will NOT be closed for the race. There will be helpful officers and friendly volunteers along the course, but please mind traffic.
  • Have fun out there and thank you to all for running and volunteering!

All proceeds to support the Wicked Running Club Youth Running Fund. This fund supports annual donations to local high school track programs and the family-friendly Wicked Kidz race.

About the Race

Race Date and Time

2020 race has been cancelled

Entry fee

Pre-registration is $30.00
Day of race will be $35.00


Race to start at Bentley Academy Charter School, 25 Memorial Drive in Salem. Day of race registration 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Race Swag

Tech race shirt to the first 300 registered runners. Shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Timing and Results

North Shore Timing Company will be providing text message results. When a runner finishes they will receive a text message which includes place and time in the race.


Overall winners Male and Female. Age group awards for top 3 males and females: Youth (19 and under), 20-29, 30-39, Masters (40-49), Senior Masters (50-59), (60-69), (70 and over).


Parking at the Bentley School lot and at Salem Willows. Please DO NOT park on adjacent residential streets 


Post-race food and beverages at Bentley School, 25 Memorial Drive, Salem. Race awards and after-party at Brother’s Traverna, 283 Derby Street in Salem

Download Race Application

Click here for a downloadable registration form

Packet Pick Up Location

New England Running Company

43 Enon Street, Beverly, MA

Packet Pick Up Times

TBD for 2021

Runners Safety: Because this is a nighttime race we encourage all runners to wear reflective clothing. The course is not closed off to traffic and we want everyone to have a fun and safe time. Please be sure to be cognizant of your surroundings including your fellow runners.

Course for 2020


2018 Miles Over the Moon Course Map

Our course features a fast and fun four miles through historic Salem featuring waterfront views.

Race begins at Bentley School, running east on Memorial Drive, past Dead Horse Beach and around the front of Salem Willows, turning right on Fort Ave. Head down Fort back to Memorial Drive, taking a left onto Szetela. Run down Szetela to Essex Street, then a right on Washington where runners will then take a left into Salem Common. A 2/3rds loop around the inside of the common will have runners exiting the common at Pleasant Street. Left on Pleasant down to Bridge Street, then right on Bridge to Osgood Street. Runners will then go through Collins Cove on East Collins Street, take a right onto the Bike Path, then left back on Szetela returning to the Bentley School.

Course Highlights: Enjoy great sunset views around Salem’s waterfront with this unique race route that loops around Collins Cove. Race begins with a slight downhill trip down Salem’s notorious Naumkeag Hill followed by a long slow uphill on Fort Avenue. The course loops through Salem Common, then back around Collins Cove to race headquarters, where you can enjoy post-race refreshments and celebrate your twilight run accomplishment!

Helpful volunteers will be on the course directing your way.

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